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Do You Have Your Building Blocks?

Those upon which the remainder of the year will rest? Values and Vision? Mission and Strategy? Goals and Goal Posts?   For more on working…

The Price of the Wrong Team

We think of formative relationships as those that come early on.  And they are. But relationships that can impact us are not only from our…

Shoot for the Moon

That’s what I told a client this week as we crafted their development plan for the next 3-5 years. Why? Because it gets you to…

Choosing a Coach in Business

Thanks to Mary Collins, CEO of Media Financial Management Association, for highlighting my column in TVNewsCheck on how to choose a coach or trusted guide…

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Only you can answer that, what the cost is of status quo, of not investing in growth and ideas, of delaying. Business graveyards are filled…

Your Best Year Ever

Go here to listen to my just-released interview on William and Mary’s leadership and business podcast from their Center for Corporate Education.  Thanks to Ken…

2020 New Year’s Retreat

Strategy mapped?  Check. Vacations blocked?  Check. Development planned?  Check. Running, rejuvenation, and surprise dolphin sighting at my favorite beach?  Check. Ready to bring my A-game…

Throw Out Your Resolutions

And make a commitment, instead. My best clients, those who are the most successful, are committed to being bolder in their space, to thinking differently,…

The One Question for Your New Year

What do you want to be different?   Wishing you a bright 2020, filled with health, prosperity, and joy. And the courage to go after…

Have You Scared Yourself?

‘Tis the time of year to think about resolutions. But instead of the same old ideas on adhering to more of this or less of…

There Is Strength In Stillness

This is something that my favorite barre teacher, Maureen, likes to say. And she usually says it when there is nothing still going on, not…

Less Input, Better Results

I’m just back from Munich where I worked with a group of international colleagues for two days.  We gathered to share learnings and challenge ourselves…

Some of My Favorite Things

Places: New York City.  I love the way the city smells (really!), its steady sound, and strolling to my heart’s content.  There are far too…

The Inverse Seesaw of Stress

I was talking with a client last week about the inverse stress seesaw, the one where stress increases and self-sustaining activities decrease.  In perfect unison.…

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you time and presence with the bounty of the day.

The Real Merger of an M&A

What to do during organizational transformation? The future requires change. But the way things have always been done holds value, if for no other reason…

The Tricky Middle, Repost

Most of my clients are attempting to continually leverage current success into future triumph. And that path is not without its bumps. Or risk. Or…

When Your Strategy Is Stuck

It’s not the ideas.  Those are probably fine. It’s not the planning process.  That was probably fine, too. If your strategy is stuck, it’s an…